Sheila Zittrer
April 2021Milestones

In memoriam: Sheila Zittrer, Past President of the JGH

Sheila Zittrer, who served from 1978 to 1980 as President of the JGH Board of Directors, has died at the age of 95.

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Dr. Hyman Schipper
April 2021Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Dr. Hyman Schipper’s quest for the root of consciousness

t isn’t surprising that a neurologist would be interested in the root of that most fundamental element of humankind, consciousness. What is surprising is that Dr. Hyman Schipper has built a theory of consciousness based on the confluence of ancient Jewish mysticism and modern physics. “Consciousness is this fiendishly elusive …

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Inhalation therapist Brian Camacho checks his equipment in the room of a COVID-19 patient in Pavilion K. Note the spacious room’s ability to accommodate numerous medical tools and instruments. Since much of the equipment can be suspended from the ceiling by mechanical arms, staff can move around with ease and safety. (Click on this or any photo to enlarge it.)
April 2021Feature articles

On its fifth anniversary, Pavilion K emerges as the silent hero of the pandemic

When Pavilion K opened in 2016, it was an instant game-changer. Now, on its fifth anniversary, it has exceeded expectations, becoming the silent hero of the pandemic.

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Dr. Ernesto L. Schiffrin
March 2021Milestones

Dr. Ernesto L. Schiffrin to receive major award for outstanding research

Dr. Ernesto L. Schiffrin, JGH Physician-in-Chief, is to receive a major award in recognition of his trail-blazing research in hypertension.

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Wide-angle view of the C4 Command Centre in its first phase, with many screens in the JGH board room containing real-time data about the flow of healthcare users through the facilities of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal. (Click to enlarge.)
March 2021Spotlight feature

“All systems go” for launch of digital nerve centre to help improve care

It’s “All systems go!” for a new digital nerve centre—the first of its kind in Quebec—where real-time data from across the CIUSSS is displayed on screens to help improve care.

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Home page of the website of the Quebec COVID-19 Biobank.
March 2021Research at the Lady Davis Institute

A year with COVID-19: JGH is founding participant in COVID-19 biobank

The JGH is playing a key role in Canada’s largest biobank, which collects and stores samples of COVID-19 to help researchers better understand and fight the virus.

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Dr. Stephen Robbins
March 2021Research at the Lady Davis Institute

A year with COVID-19: The therapeutic pipeline

Dr. Stephen Robbins, new Director of the Lady Davis Institute, and Dr. Donna Senger, of the LDI’s Cancer Axis, have received up to $6.7 million in federal support for a drug candidate that could bring relief to hospitalized patients with a severe case of COVID-19.

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Dr. Shannon Fraser
February 2021Milestones

Dr. Shannon Fraser receives national recognition of her leadership ability

Dr. Shannon Fraser, Chief of General Surgery at the JGH, has been officially certified at the national level for her leadership ability in the healthcare sector.

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Montreal's Top Employer
CIUSSS West-Central MontrealFebruary 2021

Third year in a row! CIUSSS West-Central Montreal among Montreal’s top employers

For the third year in a row, CIUSSS West-Central Montreal has been named one of Montreal’s Top Employers.

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Illustration from the home page of the new website of the Centre of Excellence in Thrombosis and Anticoagulation Care.
February 2021Health tips

Need info on deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolisms? A new JGH website can help

Looking for information about blood clots, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolisms? A new JGH website has the information you need.

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